Masdevallia juan-albertoi Luer & M.Arias 2000 SUBGENUS Masdevallia SECTION Masdevallia SUBSECTION Masdevallia

Another Angle

Photos by Patrick & Martine Cloes and their Pleurothallid Webpage

Another Flower

Side View of Flower

Photos by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Carl Luer

Deep ShadeColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning Juan Alberto's Masdevallia [Son of Manuel Arias, Ecuadorian Nurseryman current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Ayacucho department of southern Peru at elevations around 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing, caespitose epiphyte with erect, stout ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3, loose tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, subacute, cuneate below into the elongate, channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a an erect, arising from low on the ramicaul with a bract above the base, to 4 to 5.6" [10 to 14 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a shorter than the pedicel floral bract.

"Related to M laevis but distinguished by the large habit, and large brown flecked flower with a prominent mentum. The petals are large with a thick, retrorse process at the base. The lip is also large with a constriction below the apex." Luer 2000


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XX Systematics of Jostia, Andinia, Barbosella, Barbrodia & Pleurothallis subgen Antilla, Effusia and Restrepioidia Luer 2000 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXII Masdevallia Part 3 Luer 2001 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids Masdevallia with its segregates including Dracula Zelenko 2014 photo fide;